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Mikael Zachrisson

Senior Business Consultant, Forest Consulting, Tieto Sweden

Tieto’s Forest Industry IT Barometer 2018 is the fourth consecutive annual report on digitalisation and IT developments in the Swedish forest industry. Fewer than half of forest industry companies have a digital strategy, two in five have no structure for innovation, and the race for raw material necessitates more efficient connection building towards forest owners. More

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Carsten Henke

Managing Director Tieto Germany & Head of Production Excellence, Tieto

Times are changing. What used to be a winning business formula for twenty years ago isn’t working any longer. Competition is tightening, cost pressures are increasing and customer demands are growing louder. More

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Mikael Zachrisson

Senior Business Consultant, Forest Consulting, Tieto Sweden

Tieto recently carried out The Forest Industry’s IT Barometer 2018 survey in Sweden for the fourth time. The barometer is an annually recurring report on developments and trends within digitalisation and IT for the Swedish forest industry. The report is aimed at decision-makers and key individuals within the sub-sectors of forestry, wood products, pulp & paper and bioenergy. More

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Luis Vives

Professor, Associate Dean, The ESADE MBA

Stop for a second, and think: What would you do if your business-as-usual was no longer there tomorrow? Do you have an answer? Most companies don’t. But this should not make you feel comfortable. In the end, most companies die and your responsibility as an executive is to achieve the opposite. Think about iconic companies like Kodak, Blockbuster, Nokia or more recently Toys R us… More

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Johan Halling

Product Owner, Tieto Wood & Fibre

Knowing each batch of your incoming wood inside out, with automated stock-keeping in real time, you will not only manage your inventory more efficiently but also realise cost savings in production. More

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Antti Blomqvist

Principal Business Consultant, Tieto

Paper & board mills run their business process almost fully based on human decision-making, possible if skilled personnel is available. Emerging Asian producers, however, will trigger the development of AI-based business process support to realise the full benefits of a highly automated production process. More

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Luis Vives

Professor, Associate Dean, The ESADE MBA

The implications of digital transformation for manufacturing companies are likely to be profound. Technologies such as the Internet of Things, Machine Learning or 3D printing will change the way industrial companies operate and create value for their customers. We must, however, look beyond technology, even in conservative industries such as forest products, pulp, paper and board. More

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Jaakko Kuusisaari

Head of Wood and Fibre Solutions, Tieto

Tieto Forest Hub puts small players on an equal footing with the giants More

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Carsten Henke

Managing Director Tieto Germany & Head of Production Excellence, Tieto

Design thinking, a new culture for problem-solving, is an exciting new concept that can benefit even a conservative industry such as paper and board. More

Mikael Zachrisson

Senior Business Consultant, Forest Consulting, Tieto Sweden

Allan Flink

Head of Forest Industry Consulting in Finland, Tieto

Digital is evolving from a support function into a forest industry revenue generator in Sweden and Finland, but requires further mindset shift. More

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Thomas Hohenauer

Director, Tieto Austria, Tieto

Driven by digital possibilities, also the pulp and paper industry has taken big steps forward in recent years. While new ways of working are already emerging, a massive restructuring of business models is on the horizon. As cooperation is increasing, partnerships within the industry and with external players will create a fluid industry ecosystem – and digitalization is the glue that holds all this together. More

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Jaakko Vilén

Sales Director, Fintech Customer Experience, Tieto

This spring I have been travelling across Sweden: Växjö, Norrköping, Sundsvall, Stockholm and next up Falun hosting multiple breakfast seminars, presenting our view on digitalizing industrial business and learning about our customers’ view on this. Having met several forest and paper industry companies, I have had a good chance to compare Sweden and Finland. More

Janne Partanen

Communications and Customer Relations Manager, Stora Enso

Here at Stora Enso Wood Supply, we want to ensure the very best service in every encounter with our customer. Digital channels are one part of the overall customer experience, and it is clear that in the future, more and more private forest owners want to do business using digital and mobile devices. We are listening carefully to our clients, and our feedback system helps us to anticipate what our customers need, so that we are able to react to digital changes in time. More

Matti Ketonen

Vice President, Supply Chain Planning, Metsä Board

Younger generation may be the leaders in adopting new ways of working or new tools for – not just CEM – but for anything. But the truth is that ease of use is the key. In my experience easy tools such as WhatsApp, Yammer and Instagram are equally eagerly embraced by all generations as long as the purpose of the “gadget” is clear and the use is straightforward without “unnecessary” complications. More

Jaakko Vilén

Sales Director, Fintech Customer Experience, Tieto

Customer Experience Management (CEM) is not widely recognized as a key business driver or enabler in forest and paper products industry, but there are clear signals that early adopters are far on their way exploring the opportunities of digitalization. More

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